Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Big News: Leona Lewis mashes Better In Time & Rihanna's Man Down + new music news!
British songbird Leona Lewis was on Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform but instead of the traditional cover of another popular song at the moment, she did a mash up of Rihanna's upcoming urban single Man Down and her hit from '08 Better In Time. The mashup brought a Carribean vibe to Better In Time and it was all in all pretty nice. She also did a stunning cover of Labrinth's Let The Sun Shine which you can check out below.
Speaking to Metro, Lewis has expressed an interest in doing a duet with the incredibly successful fellow Brit Adele. It appears Leona has confirmed that she has been "invited" to perform on The X Factor USA when it launches later this year.
"What came into my head was a duet with Adele," the 25-year-old told the paper. "I think she is incredible. I met her a little while ago. We did VH1 Divas together and I just think she's awesome. She's done so well and her music speaks for itself. That's what it is - just talent."
But she also spoke out about her new music and that she'd been working with producers from Europe and in the States. "It's fresh and it's all coming together with a different sound," she speaks of it.
In another interview with the Hackney Citizen, she stated that the music is "definitely more progressive, it's more eclectic. After being on my tour, my cousin, who is a producer, remixed a lot of my songs to be a bit more uptempo, a bit darker. I really wanted to take that into the next album."
Which basically means all the roboticness of Echo except with hotter beats and a darker sound. Ugh. Please pleasantly surprise me, Leona. At least get one ballad that will blow everyone away.
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Artist Of The Month. (November 2011)
The Power Rangers of British pop, The Saturdays, are returning this year with a more mature sound and image, with the girlband taking a stab at the pop/dance wave with their fourth album On Your Radar's first single Notorious being a total flip in direction in their sound, and was noticeably more clubby compared to their previous singles and albums. They then took things a level further with the complete rave-tastic All Fired Up, which is without a doubt their best single release, not surprising since the track was produced by production powerhouse Xenomania, the machine behind pretty much all of Girls Aloud's discography. The pop five-piece are charging forward with the Christmassy ballad My Heart Takes Over before their album On Your Radar drops November 21st!
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